we could attend that church, but we normally, by tradition, had to stand in the back of the church, behind the benches. sometimes the priest would not serve you communion until the whites were served. my late friend, thomas brown jr., popped me on the back of the head after mass. to avoid that, we went to black catholic churches which were a true parish churches. it is just outside the french quarter. we would go there. those were black catholic churches. mostly run by priests and nuns.